Use of fire in southern forests
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): A. B. Crow
Publication Year: 1973

Cataloging Information

  • backfires
  • competition
  • education
  • fire hazard reduction
  • firing techniques
  • forest management
  • hardwoods
  • headfires
  • logging
  • multiple resource management
  • pine forests
  • plant diseases
  • public information
  • regeneration
  • season of fire
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • understory vegetation
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildlife
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 33147
Tall Timbers Record Number: 7282
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Wildland managers in the South use prescribed burning to reduce dangerous fuels, control understory hardwoods, combat disease, facilitate pine regeneration, and improve wildlife habitat. Burning techniques are highly developed, and prescribed burners believe they can use fire safely and without harmful effects on the environment. One serious problem remains. Burning that leads to smoked-in airports, highways, and towns will no longer be tolerated. Better weather predictions and practical guidelines for smoke management are needed. In the meantime, people doing prescribed burning can themselves avoid most smoke problems through restraint and common sense.© Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Crow, A. B. 1973. Use of fire in southern forests. Journal of Forestry, v. 71, no. 10, p. 629-632.